Good vs bad. Right vs wrong. Humor, redemption, drama, romance, action, closure, and of course, Naval Aviation. Top Gun: The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground missile (AGM) designed for close air support. It is the most widely produced precision-guided missile in the Western world, and is effective against a wide range of tactical targets, including armor, air defenses, ships, ground transportation and fuel storage facilities. is many things but best of all, it is simple entertainment that people all over the world enjoy. It’s the summer blockbuster we all hoped for. And needed.
On this episode, U.S. Navy Reserve Captain Brian “Ferg” Ferguson returns to the show four years and 143 episodes later to explain his role in the making of this film. Part safety officer, part Navy ambassador, Ferg was instrumental in the coordination and details needed between Paramount and the U.S. Navy to ensure Top Gun: Maverick not only thrilled audiences but reflected the proud traditions of the naval service.
Episode artwork by Janek Krause. Top Gun anthem covered by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell.